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Developers should consider using graph databases

July 23, 2020

Twenty years ago, my development team built a natural language processing engine that scanned employment, auto, and real estate advertisements for searchable categories. I knew that we had a difficult data management challenge. The data in some ad types were relatively straightforward, like identifying car makes and models, but others required more inference, such as identifying a job category based on a list of skills.

We developed a metadata model that captured all the searchable terms, but the natural language processing engine required the model to expose significant metadata relationships.

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